Day: November 2, 2008

DEF JAM EXECUTIVE SHAKIR STEWART COMMITTED SUICIDE / DEF JAM ISSUE STATEMENT

Representatives for Def Jam have confirmed the death of the label’s Executive Vice President, Shakir Stewart. Sources told AllHipHop.com that Stewart died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Stewart replaced Jay-Z’s position at Island Def Jam and was named Executive Vice President of Def Jam Recordings in June of 2008. He began is career at Def Jam in 2004, as VP of A&R for the legendary label. As A&R, he signed artists like Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and others. “L.A. []

DEF JAM EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT SHAKIR STEWART FOUND DEAD

Def Jam Executive Vice President, Shakir Stewart was found dead today (November 1), AllHipHop.com has learned. While details are being confirmed, sources stated that Shakir’s body was found about an hour ago. Stewart replaced Jay-Z’s position at Island Def Jam and was named Executive Vice President of Def Jam Recordings in June of 2008. Updates will be posted as this story develops. Source Rest In Peace Shakir Stewart